Name: Shelby Sanderford

Neighborhood: Uptown

Profession: CEO & Founder, DOCPACE

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Shelby Sanderford

Describe what you love about what you do: Since I was young, I dreamed of becoming a transformational leader and with DOCPACE I am living that dream. My long-term vision is to make healthcare as convenient and efficient as possible so that it becomes a low stress commodity. Creating a product that will have a greater social impact is incredibly rewarding.

What about New Orleans inspires you? The amount of opportunity that exists is very motivating. There is room for improvement in the city, the market isn’t super saturated with startups, and the community is very supportive.

What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self? Take the first step. It may feel foreign, but it will lead to your next step.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I started DOCPACE when I was 22, that even surprises me!

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Shelby Sanderford

Favorite art gallery: Ashley Longshore Studio Gallery

Favorite place to listen to music: Pat O’Briens Piano Bar

Favorite thing to do here to recharge/energize: Free To Be Power Yoga

Your go-to outfit: Black pants and a black top (simply to reduce decision fatigue)

Favorite drink or cocktail: Kombucha during the day, Cabernet at night

TV show you’ve binge watched during pandemic: Not really a TV show, but I got hooked on Masterclass. It’s an app that enables you to learn from 85+ of the world’s best minds. My favorites were Sara Blakely, Bob Iger, and Howard Schultz

Interviews have been edited and condensed.

This article appeared in the September 2020 Issue of Adore Magazine.